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3D Printed Hydrogel Seeded With Nanoparticles Filters Toxins Similar To Dialysis, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Study


5/21/2014 7:40:38 AM

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Engineered nanoparticles have the capacity to grab onto toxins, but evacuating them out of the body undisturbed is a challenge since they can get accumulated inside the liver for hepatic metabolism and excretion, creating a risk of secondary poisoning. To overcome this, investigators at the University of California, San Diego designed a new 3D printed device that’s made of a hydrogel embedded with detoxifying nanoparticles, that permanently stay with it.

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